Monday, July 23, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting Class Free in OKC

Oklahoma City residents wanting to learn about rainwater harvesting can attend a free class from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at the OSU-OKC campus in the Agricultural Resources Center, Room 196. Presenter Jason R. Vogel, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor and Stormwater Specialist from the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University will discuss research and demonstration projects related to both large and small-scale rainwater harvesting systems. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Lunch is not provided, but participants are welcome to bring their lunch. This is the sixth in a series of free monthly green infrastructure classes offered through the City of Oklahoma City. Learn more about the green infrastructure education program at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Learn From OKC How to Make Shawnee a More 'Liveable" Community

Public Invited to Open House for City’s Comprehensive Plan - planokc

The public is invited to attend a summer update and open house about the development of Oklahoma City’s new comprehensive plan, planokc. The event will be held from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 31 on the third floor in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 200 N. Walker.  A 30-minute meet-and-greet will be followed by a short presentation highlighting the goal creation process and the resulting goals. After the meeting participants can visit with City planners about each of the plan’s elements: future land use, transportation, environmental and natural resources, communities, appearance, parks and recreation, economic development, and public services.

The comprehensive plan is a long-range plan that will guide decisions about Oklahoma City’s growth and development over the next 20 years.  The plan is for the entire city and will strive to ensure a healthy environment, community and economy for its residents. The City’s Planning Department has involved more than 4,000 residents, business owners and neighborhood associations since the process kicked off in 2010.  Information about planokc can be found at